Our Story

Resilient people create resilient organizations. Together we can create a more resilient planet.

The Resilience Institute was founded in 2002 by a medical doctor, Dr. Sven Hansen.

We deliver high-impact, practical, evidence-based, and integrated resilience training. Our tools and program bring together modern preventative medicine, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), neuroscience, and high-performance sport.

The current reality is a world of increasing uncertainty. Globalization, disruption resulting from technological advances, the COVID-19 pandemic, and geo-political shifts put people under increasing pressure and strain. The persistent change in the world and the pressures on us to transform and adapt require agility. In a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, resilience becomes a strategic asset.

To date, thousands of executives and professionals have joined our community. They have built stronger bodies, achieved greater levels of emotional intelligence, and developed stronger minds.

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Foundations in sports medicine
Resilience Institute founded in New Zealand
Australia – Stuart Taylor launches in Melbourne
Five books on Practical Resilience
Resilience Diagnostic online
Europe – Alexia, Laurent and Benoit launch in Europe
The Resilience Diagnostic – Over 20,000 participants
Singapore – Thierry launches Singapore
China – Bruce launches in Shanghai
Resilience Training – Over 45,000 participants
Online training – released to participants globally
Publication of Inside-Out: The Practice of Resilience
Resilience Diagnostic Interactive version created
Launch of the RAPT – a web and smartphone training platform
Publcation of Global Report – Resilience Delivers Results
Resilience Training – Over 60,000 participants
Australian territory rebrands as Springfox
Launch Your Resilience Journey – digital resilience training for teams and individuals
Launch the Resilience App
Publication of Global Report – Resilience Enables Strategic Agility
Resilience Institute South Africa established
Creation of Flowbot digital resilience assistant
Resilience Training – Over 100,000 participants
Publication of Global Report – Reduce Risk. Lift Performance.
Resilience Institute becomes Resilience Institute Global SA – headquartered in Switzerland
Benoit Greindl becomes CEO
Launch of Resilience Podcast
Launch of 1-Minute Coach and Positivity Wheel within Resilience App
Establishment of Resilience Institute North American office
Publication of Global Report – Performance with Care
Research partnership with E4S

Our purpose

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Our purpose

The Resilience Institute seeks to study, measure, practice, and teach resilience. We support human growth.

Our mission

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Our mission

Resilient people, create resilient organizations, which can work to create a more resilient planet.

Resilience training

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Resilience training

We deliver an evidence-based, integral, and practical method for achieving performance with care

One of the things we’re grappling with is the pace of technology and change occurring right now. As an industry, we have largely been protected from change due to high barriers to entry. But if we don’t change, we could be the taxi companies that get disrupted and disrupted in 3-5 years. That is quite frightening. So how do we get comfortable with change, respond to change and find ways to come up with ideas, to collaborate and talk beyond just our roles or level of experience. We need people to be themselves, you need to have your whole self at work. If corporates were to mature 10-15 years, resilience would ideally just be a natural part of what we do and how we act.

Sarah Turnbull,

ANZ Bank

Resilience drives performance

Growing capability, together

Resilience is an evidence-based, integral and practical solution to the human dimension of work. Building resilience mitigates problems like depression, distress and illness. It liberates the potential in our people to be well, effective and whole. Resilience is a foundation and goal of strategy.

We face a variety of part solutions – EAP, insurance, wellness, EQ, mindfulness, etc. – that can trivialise the importance of preparing and challenging your people to be at their best on the job and at home. Resilient people are calm, energised, engaged, focused and creative. A resilient organisation serves with vision, humility and care. It is adaptive, innovative and tenacious. It is a force for good.

When your organisation is resilient you will attract resilient people. This virtuous cycle separates the truly great from the average. The Resilience Institute has a proven solution to measuring the human dimension, targeting the right investments, and delivering the results that underpin success.

Ready for resilience?

We support thousands of organizations worldwide with precision training programs and our evidence-based digital toolkit. Our global team of resilience experts will be delighted to discuss your needs and share best practice tools for building resilient leaders and teams.

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